LAGOS – FIFA on Tuesday confirmed Hawk-Eye as the official goal-line technology (GLT) provider for the FIFA Women’s World Cup, “Canada 2015’’.
The championship is scheduled to kicks off on June 6 in Edmonton.
According to an official FIFA press release, it will be the first time GLT is implemented in women’s football, following the success of GLT during 2015 Men’s World Cup in Brazil in 2014.
The statement also said this decision was made after FIFA licensed GTL providers were invited in December 2014 for inspection at each of the venues in Canada.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Hawk-Eye is a camera-based system, with seven cameras per goal post.
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It is installed as high as possible within the stadium structure to detect where the ball is at all times.
The use of Hawk-Eye in Canada will be subject to a final installation test at each stadium.
The statement said that match officials will also carry out their own tests, in line with the operational procedures approved by The International Football Association Board IFAB.
The FIFA Women’s World Cup “Canada 2015’’ will be the second FIFA event to feature Hawk-Eye after it was first used at the FIFA Club World Cup in Japan in 2012.
Canada 2015 is the seventh edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup.
The championship is billed from June 6 to July 5.
Nigerian Super Falcons along with 23 other women national football teams would compete for the prestigious trophy. (NAN)